Sign Language - Preparing for Level 2 | Mid Kent College, Maidstone

Sign Language - Preparing for Level 2 at Mid Kent College, Maidstone

Sign Language - Preparing for Level 2 at Mid Kent College, Maidstone

Price: £137.00 Starts: 25/04/2017 Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tutor: Susan Gilbert Ends: 11/07/2017 Location: Mid Kent College, Maidstone
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

This 15 week course in Maidstone will bridge the significant gap between Signature Level 1 and Level 2 British Sign Language courses. If you have already studied some BSL and wish to increase your knowledge and skill in signing then this course is for you. It will also help you to prepare for the Level 2 Certificate in BSL course.

By the end of the course successful students will be able to:

• converse in BSL using body language, facial expression, lip pattern, eye gaze, correct handshapes
• converse in BSL with increased use of enumeration, time zones, classifiers, directional verbs and multi-channel signs,
• identify different signed communication systems, equipment and services available to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

There is no end of course examination but to gain maximum benefit some practice between lessons each week is recommended.

How will I be taught?

The emphasis is on signed communication and Sign Language will be used most of the time. A variety of teaching strategies will be used - demonstration and explanation by the tutor with signs, repeated by students, small group work and pair work, whole class exercises, videos and games and handouts to take home.

Initial assessment is carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point is recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets are set to aid development of the skill. These are revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress.

What do I need to bring with me?

A file/folder and pen/pencil for your notes. There are no set textbooks for this course but students may wish to buy books and CD/DVDs for home study. The tutor will advise.

What can I do next?

Students should be ready to progress to a Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language course which is an intensive 80 hour course of study. See our website or speak to your tutor for advice.

What do I need to join the course

Students should have completed Level 1 Award in British Sign Language or have proven skills to that level.

Anyone who has studied British Sign Language for at least one year and wishes to gain more confidence and fluency in signing and learn more advanced features of the language. Also for those preparing to attend the BSL Level 2 course in the future.

About the Tutor: Susan Gilbert

Susan Gilbert is a qualified tutor & has the Level 3 qualification in British Sign Language. She has been involved with British Sign Language for approximately 6 years. She also works as a Communications Support Worker (CSW) within education, supporting 16 - 19 year olds. Susan strives to keep her continual professional development up to date & is studying to gain her level 3 CSW qualification. She has just completed a Deaf, Blind Communication course. Prior to teaching Sign Language, Susan ran her own business in pottery.

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Getting there

Mid Kent College
Oakwood Park
Tonbridge Road
ME16 8AQ

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/37672/E/PF.
Course Code: MAI/37672/E/PF Book Now

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